Orlando isn't just the No. 1 tourism destination in the United States. We're also an amazing destination for weddings, honeymoons and gatherings of any type, with more than 480 hotels and resorts and a stunningly diverse array of venues — up to and including our world-famous theme parks!
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Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando all have unique wedding options, as do their onsite and nearby hotels. Our larger tourism district is a hotbed of wedding activity, as numerous resorts and venues in the area are well-equipped to host your nuptials, reception and honeymoon. Having a really big wedding? Look into holding the ceremony at the Orange County Convention Center! Of course, wedding possibilities at our gorgeous outdoor vistas and cultural centers aren't to be overlooked, either.
Before getting married in Florida, be sure to visit any office of the Clerk of the Courts with valid identification to purchase a marriage license. But first, read on for ideas for your perfect Orlando wedding. We can't wait to hear you say, “I do.”
The Orlando area is home to numerous resorts featuring stunning architecture, impeccable service and knowledgeable staff who can help you plan every aspect of your wedding and reception. One of the most unique is downtown's Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando. Celebrated as an experience in art and music, it offers a variety of wedding packages that complement the venue's artistic aesthetic. Just north of downtown in Winter Park, The Alfond Inn is another stately option — and dog-friendly, too, in case you want to make your four-legged friends part of the ceremony.
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Naturally, Orlando's International Drive area has several compelling options, including The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Here, you can choose from a citrus garden, the outdoor Tuscany Terrace, the Da Vinci lawn, and other luxurious indoor and outdoor spaces. Nearby, the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive features a robust selection of outdoor and indoor settings, from tropical landscapes to elegant ballrooms.
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If you prefer to hold your ceremony closer to Walt Disney World Resort, consider the Waldorf Astoria® Orlando. The first Waldorf Astoria to be built outside of New York City, this property offers the stylish sophistication of celebrated amenities and impeccable, personalized service. Its settings range from an intimate, formal garden to a private island.
Nearby, Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort will make all of your wedding dreams come true. The only Five Diamond-rated resort in Central Florida offers a collection of versatile settings to bring your vision to life. They range from spacious lawns surrounded by lush woodlands ideal for simple lakeside gatherings, to the elegant Grand Ballroom with soaring ceilings and chandeliers.
Orlando's gorgeous nature can serve as the ideal setting for a storybook wedding. Some of our most popular options in that regard can be found in the charming city of Winter Park, about 25 minutes north of our main tourism districts.
For example, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is situated on a 3-acre pastoral oasis. Winter Park's Casa Feliz — a restored Spanish farmhouse with outdoor spaces — is a beautiful venue for wedding receptions of up to 120 people. Kraft Azalea Garden boasts has more than 5 acres of cultivated gardens on the shore of Lake Maitland.
Closer to downtown Orlando, Harry P. Leu Gardens offers more than 50 acres of verdant grounds, resulting in intimate wedding gatherings in fields of flowers. And the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom and Courtyard has been a favorite choice for brides since 1924, hosting stunning outdoor ceremonies on a brick courtyard surrounded by majestic oak trees and the manicured lawns of Dubsdread Golf Course.
Located in downtown Orlando, the crown jewel of our performing arts scene also makes an exceptional wedding venue: the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Their team will connect you with full-service catering teams and an experienced event staff to assist with planning everything from intimate parties to large-scale events.
Also in downtown Orlando, the Orange County Regional History Center dates back to 1927. Completely restored, the venue includes a spacious atrium and Heritage Square Park, an outdoor, tree-lined space that includes bronze statues of alligators and a 15-foot postcard depicting Central Florida's past.
About 10 minutes from downtown in Loch Haven Cultural Park, Orlando Museum of Art is the quintessential setting for an artistic wedding. It has room for up to 500 in spacious art galleries filled with natural light and marble floors, and it can also host outdoor ceremonies. They even offer wedding packages directly through their website. Also located in Loch Haven Cultural Park, The Mennello Museum of American Art is another exquisite choice for any wedding, whether inside or their open-air sculpture garden.
Couples who love beer (almost) as much as their spouses-to-be will want to look into hosting their wedding at one of Orlando’s acclaimed craft breweries. For instance, New York Beer Project in Winter Garden, just west of our main tourism districts, has several spaces to choose from. They include the New York Botanical Garden, which is an al fresco courtyard with bistro lights, matching antique fountains and a 15-foot celebration tree; the New Yorker Ballroom, which is designed to re-create the famous Rainbow Room in New York City’s Rockefeller Center; and Barn on the Hudson, a barn-themed room with a boho-chic vibe.
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Closer to downtown Orlando, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company hosts weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions and other wedding-related events. They’re part of the Ivanhoe Village Main Street district. Several other sudsy options await — contact your favorite Orlando-area breweries to see how they can help you say, “I do.”
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How to make an Orlando wedding even more magical? Hold it at our iconic theme parks.
Walt Disney World® Resort
Whether getting married in front of Cinderella Castle, at Magic Kingdom® Park, an international EPCOT® destination, or beneath starry skies lit by a spontaneous fireworks display, a Wishes Wedding or commitment ceremony at Walt Disney World Resort can be anything a couple's heart desires.
Other ceremonies and celebration experiences are available at Walt Disney World hotels and several other on-property locations, including Disney's Wedding Pavilion and Wedding Gazebo, Sunset Point at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Sea Breeze Point at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, or Sunrise Terrace at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.
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Universal Orlando Resort
Three Loews Resorts properties at Universal Orlando Resort offer unique options for happy couples: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando recreates its namesake Italian Riviera village. Hard Rock® Hotel at Universal Orlando specializes in weddings fit for rock ‘n' roll royalty. And Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando offers the perfect location for a tropical wedding in the heart of Orlando.
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Fans of sea life can tie the knot at three fantastic locations within SeaWorld's main theme park: Turtle Trek, Wild Arctic and Sharks Underwater Grill. Alternately, for a creative way to celebrate a special occasion (or pop the question), you can get a little help from a bottlenose dolphin at Discovery Cove®.
Use the listings below for more ideas on unforgettable venues for your own Orlando wedding.